Welcome to Cheshire Home Summerstrand

Cheshire Home Summerstrand, situated in Gomery Avenue, Summerstrand, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), was opened in 1975 by the late Professor Jan Christiaan Barnard. The Home caters for chronically physically disabled adults in need of assistance, either by choice or because of circumstances beyond their control. Our residents, whose ages range from 18 years upwards, are housed in a homely and safe environment.


Today, some 48 years later, we have a wonderful Home that accommodates 57 disabled adults. Forty residents live in the main building while the others live in specially designed cottages suitable for either independent or assisted living. The late Lord Leonard Cheshire's vision was always that a Cheshire Homes be run along the lines of a normal family home.


This is our vision: to provide as homely an atmosphere as possible for people who have been so debilitated by various disabilities. Dedicated staff and a team of invaluable volunteers contribute towards maintaining this very important service to the disabled community of the Eastern Cape and beyond.


In addition, the Home has an outreach programme, Khaya Cheshire, at 7 Gomery Avenue, Summerstrand, Gqeberha. This is a "Care and Development Centre" for physically/mentally disabled children whom we strive to teach and get back into the mainstream of education.

If you're interested in getting involved in the loving work we do, feel free to contact us below.

Admission Application Form

Feel free to download our Admission Application form below.
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